BRMS prepares kids for fifth grade

At the event, students were able to go into the hall and figure out how to use their lockers. They also met teachers, friends and were able to explore the school. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

BIG RAPIDS — With Big Rapids Public Schools kicking off the 2019-20 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, fifth graders got excited to start the year at Big Rapids Middle School’s Jump Start event.

The event, which was created to prepare fifth graders for middle school, took place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Jump Start began with parents gathering in the gym for an informational session referred to as “Parent 101,” where they learned about school procedures, pick-up and drop-off times, clubs and sports their kids can join and more.

Once the informational session was complete, students and parents were able to explore the fifth grade area, learn their locker combinations and meet their new teachers.

Overall, the event focused on easing nerves and preparing kids and parents for the start of another school year.

Fifth grade teacher Tonya Morgan met with her students at the event. Parents and students were able to meet the fifth grade teachers and ask any questions they had about the coming year. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

Fifth grade students compared teacher and locker placement with their friends in the hall. The event was planned to help prepare kids and get them excited about middle school. (Pioneer photo/ Catherine Sweeney)

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